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Revista Científica General José María Córdova

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MAYOR MORA, Alberto. Under the Protective Sword of General Mosquera: from the Military College to the National University of Colombia. The Polytechnic School of General Mosquera, 1861-1867. Rev. Cient. Gen. José María Córdova [online]. 2012, vol.10, n.10, pp.333-358. ISSN 1900-6586.

In this paper, the author sets out to prove the thesis that the Faculty of Engineering of the National University of Colombia in Bogota had its origins in the Military College and Polytechnic School founded by General Tomás Cipriano de Mosquera, in 1861, hoping to form military engineers who were efficient managers and strategic peace organizers. Although previous research argues that the Colombian engineering education during the nineteenth century back to the creation of the Army Corps of Engineers, organized under the government of Don Juan del Corral in Medellin in 1814, and its first director was wise Francisco José de Caldas, who was then a Colonel of Engineers, the Spanish Reconquest frustrated the attempt and became the Military College life unstable and ephemeral. After the hard birth in adversity in 1861, academic learning and practical engineering in Colombia enjoyed a period of relative stability over the radical liberal regime analyzed here

Keywords : General Thomas Cipriano de Mosquera; The Military College and the Politecnique School in 1861; Constitutional Convention of Rionegro in 1863.

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